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FAQ's

Here are a few of your main questions answered,

What do I need to do prior to having a plastering job done?

When I removed the wallpaper I noticed several cracks in the wall. Will these be visible or come back after replastering?

How long do I need to leave the plaster to dry prior to painting?

Can I paint straight onto fresh plaster?

How long will it take to plaster my room?

I have removed tiles from a wall and it has left the wall full of holes and tile adhesive. What is the best course of action?

I have had a leak in my bathroom and the ceiling below has sagged and is discoloured. What should I do?

What do I need to do prior to having a plastering job done?

 

Ensure the areas to be plastered are entirely free of wallpaper; small bits of backing paper can cause poor adhesion and a blister in the plaster. We do use dust sheets and strive to maintain a clean and tidy work area. We do recommend that any obstructions or delicate items be removed prior to our work commencing.

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When I removed the wallpaper I noticed several cracks in the wall. Will these be visible or come back after replastering?

 

These cracks are caused through time because of buildings settling. This requires the use of scrim tape (a fibre mesh tape) which reinforces the new plaster and helps prevent the reoccurrence of the cracks.

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How long do I need to leave the plaster to dry prior to painting?


Depending on environmental conditions i.e. moisture and temperature, times will vary. A rule of thumb is to wait until all the plaster has turned the same colour i.e., light pink. It is not advisable to have any heating on during the drying time as natural drying is preferrable to create a more stable cure
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Can I paint straight onto fresh plaster?

 

It is not advisable as poor adhesion may result. A weak pva solution, a specialist plaster sealer or a water to emulsion mix 50/50 should be applied to seal the surface.

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How long will it take to plaster my room?

 

Depending on size and complexity, an average room of four walls, one chimney breast, one window reveal and a few sockets and switches should be done in two days maximum.

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I have removed tiles from a wall and it has left the wall full of holes and tile adhesive. What is the best course of action?

 

There are two possible courses advisable here. Either apply a coat of Thistle Bonding Coat to flatten the wall and then finish plaster, or apply plasterboards using the 'dot and dab' method and apply a plaster finish.

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I have had a leak in my bathroom and the ceiling below has sagged and is discoloured. What should I do?

 

The affected area of the ceiling will need to be removed. If it is plasterboard, this usually means the removal of one 4 x 3 foot area or 8 x 4 foot area, which is then replaced, plastered to match existing ceiling level, then the whole ceiling plastered flat.

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